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  1. #16
    Need help ASAP Mac purchase fomorrow!
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    That's a pretty good track record. Maybe you ought to put together a guide for the members on what things to look for when buying used Macs.
    Thanks Slydude. I think that's an AWESOME idea...and I'm sure other members can add "words of wisdom" to the thread as well!

    I will try to post something ASAP!

    Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  2. #17
    Need help ASAP Mac purchase fomorrow!
    MacInWin's Avatar
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    Jan 01, 2009
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    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    +1 for what Sly suggested, Nick. Would love to hear from an experienced experienced machine buyer.
    Jake

  3. #18
    Need help ASAP Mac purchase fomorrow!
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Cool...I'll get on it ASAP.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  4. #19
    Creative setup. Nice. Well I currently Have Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point(light usage), Abode Illustrator(light usage), Logic Pro X (moderate usage) I'm just starting to learn with logic so no data intensive files yet. So far its running like a dream. The only time I heard the fan noise was when i was downloading Logic and Illustrator. Not when i use the software though. I have not had these programs running simultaneously yet. Though I don't see a reason on why I would need to. I only have a 256 GB Sandisk USB. I know for a face the first thing i'm doing is a battery change (through the apple genius bar- $145.00 all in) and getting a new OEM charger. Than an SSD Probably, Any recommendation on size afer that info? OH ALMOST FORGOT... I want to download Age of Empires 3 too..... lol

  5. #20
    Need help ASAP Mac purchase fomorrow!
    pigoo3's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
    Quote Originally Posted by Groveboulevard View Post
    I know for a face the first thing i'm doing is a battery change (through the apple genius bar- $145.00 all in)...
    Replacement battery from macsales.com (OWC) is $98.99...and should work great. Replacing the battery is very very easy (just need a couple small screwdrivers). You need a small phillips head screwdriver (very small) to remove the bottom cover of the MacBook Pro...and a special tri-lobe screwdriver to remove the battery screws. Lots of screwdriver kits out there...if purchasing a kit...make sure it includes the special tri-lobe screwdriver.

    OWC has an install video as well. Here's the link to the battery:

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/BAP15MBU78W/

    - Nick

    p.s. The battery linked is for the mid-2012 15" non-Retina display MacBook Pro. The battery is different if this is a 2012 15" Retina display model.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  6. #21
    Thanks for the help. I actually got a kit from amazon that came yesterday... https://www.amazon.com/ORIA-Screwdri...tic+driver+kit

    It's great, so far I fixed my iPhone screen and fixed the loose screen on the mbp i just bought. Very versatile kit. They claim to have a bit head for any screw in any mac product so for $20 cant complain. Next repair is the battery I'll let ya know how it goes. Hopefully it gets here this week!

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    Need help ASAP Mac purchase fomorrow!
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    MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.13.3 beta
    Nothing like having the right tools. Opens up a whole world of possibilities. Check out iFixit, if you have the time there's no end to the things you can repair.


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